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It's amazing how a little pop of colour can change the look of something entirely! Today you'll learn how to crochet your own neon dip-dye look bottle cozies. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet, follow our series of Crochet Fundamentals. This pattern uses US terms and stitches include single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc) and the magic ring.
- Yarn (in one neutral colour and one neon colour)
- Crochet hook
- Darning needle for sewing in the ends
- Stitch marker
- Clean glass bottle or jar
- Click here to learn more about essential crochet tools
1. Crochet the Cozy
Start with your neon pink yarn. Begin with a magic ring, and secure with a stitch.
Work 6 single crochet stitches into the ring, and pull the ring closed.
It's time to work in spirals now. Insert your hook into the first single crochet stitch you made, then work 2 single crochet stitches into each stitch around. This is called an increase; the abbreviation for that is inc. You'll end up with 12 stitches. Place your stitch marker on the last stitch; this will help you keep track of the beginning of each round.
Work *1sc, inc* around. Move the stitch marker. You now have 18 stitches.
Work *2sc, inc* around. Move the stitch marker. You now have 24 stitches.
Keep working increases until your base is as big as the bottom of your bottle. Use this increase scheme to make sure you're crocheting a flat circle:
2. *inc* around (12 stitches)
3. *1sc, inc* around (18 stitches)
4. *2sc, inc* around (24 stitches)
5. *3sc, inc* around (30 stitches)
6. *4sc, inc* around (36 stitches)
7. *5sc, inc* around (42 stitches)
Work one round of single crochet stitches through the back loops only. This creates a little ridge and helps the edge stand out from the base.
Work one round of single crochet stitches, through both loops again this time. You can see the edge starting to take shape.
Keep going around with your pink neon yarn until you feel the pink part is big enough (remember, we're going for that dip-dyed look, so less is more!). Change to your grey yarn.
Keep going around with your grey yarn until you've almost reached the top of your bottle. Leave some space for the border.
Skip two stitches, then work 5 double crochet stitches into the third single crochet stitch. Skip two stitches, then *sc, sk 2 st, [5dc], sk 2 st* around. Join into the beginning of the round, and finish off.
Enjoy Your Cozy
I love the possibilities of this quick and fun project! You can use any neon colour to give your crochet work a little pop, and by changing the amount of neon yarn you use, you will create that much sought-after dip-dyed look!
Do you love this crochet project? Are you going to make this cozy, perhaps in your own colour scheme? Or maybe you'd like to make crochet cozies for mason jars? We’d love to see your work! Let us know if you have any questions or other comments in the space below.